Helic can be installed over an existing installation or a blank site. The default page type contains an image area, a main area just below and two columns under that. If the areas contain no objects they take up on height on your page so everything still looks great.
The Image Slider block is leveraged with a custom template that puts the image title and any text you want discreetly under your image in the lower left area. It also hides the next and previous arrows if not hovering.
Please see the demo site.